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Monday 22 December 2014


 Quick Q&A with the Hamilton Pride team
Posted in: Our Communities  22nd December 2014
The new Hamilton Pride crew have one successful festival under their belts. We caught up with them on what Pride means, how lgbti-friendly Hamilton is and how it’s coping without its only gay club.


 Short Film Sunday: AWOL
Posted in: Movies  21st December 2014
Days before her deployment to Afghanistan, 19-year-old Joey comes home to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas, with big dreams of running away to Canada.


 The biggest HIV/AIDS research breakthroughs of 2014
Posted in: Health & HIV  20th December 2014
The Huff Post rounds up a list of the most exciting HIV and AIDS findings of 2014.


 Where to camp it up this summer
Posted in: Events  20th December 2014
Rain, rain stay away! It's nearly time for thousands of LGBT Kiwis to escape the city - here's our annual guide to Vinegar Hill, Uretiti Beach and Autumn Farm!


 The NZAF's Christmas message
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  19th December 2014
New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson says while 2014 has been a big year for the organisation, continued vigilance in the prevention of HIV and STIs is needed.


 Firstblight: "Coming out" wrong
Posted in: Comment  19th December 2014
Seventh Day Adventism is a tiny conservative sect. So why is it picking a fight with the New Zealand LGBT community?


 Auckland Pride 2015: event snapshot
Posted in: Events  18th December 2014
Some of the many events which will fill the extended three week 2015 Auckland Pride Festival programme have been revealed.


 Is marriage the only escape?
Posted in: Our Communities  16th December 2014
Paul Letham responds to columnist Lee Suckling, who he says "seems to regard matrimony as the only worthy method of escaping the supposedly frivolous, hedonistic world of the gay male."


 Comic: Surviving Queersmas
Posted in: Our Communities  16th December 2014
A little advice from clever cartoonist Sam Orchard (and his friends!) on navigating a time of year which can be tricky for many in our communities.


 Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Posted in: True Stories  15th December 2014
Shelley Howard was able to change her name, but left with the title ‘Mr’ by her bank. But, with the advocacy of Overwatch and quick action from Westpac management, that changed quickly.


 Short Film Sunday: Beautiful By Night
Posted in: Movies  14th December 2014
A documentary following three older drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin. With Olivia Hart, Collette LeGrande, and Donna Personna.


 Marching towards February
Posted in: Events  12th December 2014
A Tamati Coffey-led Rotorua entry and looming history-making march by police are just a couple of the works in progress which have the Akl Pride Parade Director Richard Taki buzzing.


 Justice Matthew Muir - My Life
Posted in: Hall of Fame  11th December 2014
Dagging, Fluffy Ducks, mountain climbing, flying, traffic fines, anxiety and, always, the man he loves... in his own words, Matthew Muir recounts some of the ups and downs of his life so far.


 Deconstructing West City Bible Baptist Church
Posted in: Comment  11th December 2014
"When I read the words 'independent fundamental Baptist' as the church descriptor, I groaned inwardly," writes Craig Young.


 "One area of justice that we have failed to attend to is hate"
Posted in: Features  10th December 2014
Diane Sparkes questions why we are still without any kind of workable law to protect marginalised New Zealanders from hate.